Glaucoma is estimated to affect 2 million people in America itself, and according to several kinds of research, it has been listed as the second leading cause of blindness after Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Glaucoma is a chronic disease which must be treated as soon as it is diagnosed.
Note: The vision loss caused by Glaucoma comes gradually with time. It is consequently many a time referred to as ‘the silent thief of sight’ by ophthalmologists.
Let’s first understand what exactly is Glaucoma?
In an ideal condition of the eye, fluid is produced and drained at equal rates. This fluid is necessary for proper lubrication of eyes. If the series of persistent substitution of fluid in the eye stops, there rises a force on the optic nerve, the lens, and the retina. With time, this rise in pressure can partially destroy or damage the retina and also can cause blindness by damaging the optic nerve.
Eye drops, medication, and surgery are not the only answers for curing Glaucoma. You can also opt for a much reliable and natural way to prevent and cure Glaucoma. It may also help you save a lot of money. Here are some of the natural ways you may consider for treating this chronic disease:
Healthy Diet is Equivalent to Healthy Eyes
Nutrition, Proteins, and Vitamins, are all essential for the health of your eye. Eating a complete diet, which is full of fruits, vegetable, cold water fish, whole grains, and organic grass-fed animal products is primal to get the needed nutrition for the body.
Becoming a veggie and consuming plenty of dark leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits such as lemon, oranges are especially beneficial in improving sight and overall eye health.
Note: Bioflavonoids found in the citrus fruits is helpful in fighting free radicals and assists in keeping the collagen and soft tissues around the eye healthy and flexible.
Keep your Insulin Profile Low
It is medically proven that when the levels of insulin in the body rises, it causes an increase in the blood pressure and consequently in the eye pressure as well. With time, this can result in an insulin resistant body, and several studies have shown that insulin resistance is linked to elevated eye pressure, particularly with the people suffering from obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
To maintain an adequate insulin level, you must avoid grains and sugar, as these two food groups are the chief cause that surges the insulin levels of the body. Not just whole grains, but many a time organic grains also break down to sugars. Additionally, if you are suffering from Glaucoma, you must avoid following food items:
Regular exercising is the key to avoiding many ailments. Exercising is the most effective way to lower the insulin levels. Aerobics, strength training, and sprint-burst type exercises are highly efficient in reducing the insulin levels and may help in protecting your vision.